We are a reputed publisher publishing an Arabic daily and looking for a developer who can execute iPad Mobile Applications.
We will provide you the initial sketches and all functionality will be explained in detail. This is a fairly straight-forward job as we have in-house knowledge about all aspects of the application and will provide constant feedback and guidelines.
1) UI will be Arabic with everything following RTL (Right to Left) UI.
2) There will be around 10 news categories, one video, one audio, one PDF category.
3) Homepage will have Top Stories an action to navigate to other articles. Top header will have Menu, Settings, Contact and Search buttons.
4) Contact Icon will have Contact Editor (with form), Contact Us (with map) and About Us pages.
5) Integrate basic analytics within the app. (Google Analytics)
6) Integration with an Ad Network for banner ads (DFP)
7) A settings page for various settings including customizing the categories to view. We will have setting for enabling/disabling categories to view and enabling/disabling categories to keep offline.
8) We are publishing 32-40 pages newspaper and a PDF version should be available in the application. We need option to see the thumbnail of homepage and then read the pages by clicking and swiping it. Swiping right will show the first page of previous day. We will keep the Daily PDF for last 30 days.
9) All content will be pulled from the website built in wordpress. Video will be pulled from Youtube and Audio from soundcloud.
10) Article Page options:
* Sharing – Provide default sharing options with scrolling of buttons.
* Font Size – Provide Increase and decrease font size
* Rating – Option to rate the article by using stars.
* Navigation – Option to go previous and next articles by figure gesture.
* Tag/Untag – Tagging news items as favorites. These items will be available offline and under a separate icon. Tagged items will be available till the user untag it.
We are looking at flat design incorporating latest coding standards and with minimal use of graphics. Adhering to Apple standards and smooth working in all iOS and phones is a must. We expect excellent and proactive communication and ethics.
Please suggest the best technology and method you will follow. We have a tight schedule, so only apply if you can finish the project in three weeks.